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Title: Powerline Technician (Operating)

Definition: Powerline technicians construct, operate, maintain and repair overhead and underground electrical transmission and distribution systems. They erect and maintain poles and structures. They install, maintain and repair overhead and underground powerlines and cables, as well as splice and terminate conductors and related wiring to connect power distribution and transmission networks.

Definition (More Info): Trade Secrets AB; Careers in Construction

Education Program:
College of the North Atlantic (CNA) – Powerline Technician (Operating)
Die Trac – Powerline Technician (Operating)

First Credential: Certificate plus apprenticeship

Salary Range: PayScale (Canada) (Sept 2015): Low: $50,031. Median: $38/hr.

Salary (More Info): PayScale: Powerline Technician

Related Specialties: Lineman, Construction & Maintenance Electrician, Electrician, Hoisting Engineer

Professional Associations: Women Building Futures (WBF); Office to Advance Women Apprentices; Canadian Association of Forces Linemen (CAFL)

Other Resources: Gov of NL: Plan of Training; Red Seal; National Association of Journeymen Linemen

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